Lucky to Be a Teacher: Life-Changing Affirmations for Positive Classrooms

Lucky to Be a Teacher: Life-Changing Affirmations for Positive Classrooms

by Louise A. Chickie-Wolfe
     
 

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This gem of a workbook expands on 33 affirmations and reflection questions to help readers establish goals, maintain a positive perspective, and remain committed to excellence.  See more details below

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This gem of a workbook expands on 33 affirmations and reflection questions to help readers establish goals, maintain a positive perspective, and remain committed to excellence.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Rivers
"There is no more exhilarating, exciting, or downright demanding job than that of a teacher. Chickie-Wolfe has captured many of the dispositions and attributions that great teachers have possessed or developed in the process of becoming great. Using this workbook to elaborate, reflect, and act on these and other such affirmations will help you be a great teacher."
Mari Koerner
"Chickie-Wolfe captures the essence of what it means to be a teacher through the values that permeate these affirmations. At the heart of her message is the deep belief that the world of ideas is of central importance to us as teachers and as human beings. She not only gives us the rare opportunity to shape our thoughts, which give substance to our beliefs, but offers us myriad possibilities of becoming happier and more successful in all that we do, which is the sign of a remarkable teacher."
Shannon O'Brien
"In my current role, I would encourage teachers and principals to utilize the positive affirmation questions to begin staff meetings and facilitate meaningful dialogue. Too often, we don’t take the time for reflection, which is imperative to our growth. Our goal is to create a positive and nurturing environment for all of our children to learn and grow. The reflective nature of the workbook can help create this reality."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452272344
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
545 KB

Meet the Author

In 2008, Louise A. Chickie-Wolfe retired from classroom teaching after 35 years of experience. She taught general education, gifted children, and students with serious learning and behavioral problems. Her experience covers elementary, middle school, high school, and college levels. Chickie-Wolfe has also informed, inspired, and motivated educators and parents at workshops across the country. She currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Purdue University Calumet, where she has worked for more than 30 years. She trained and supervised student teachers at Peabody College, where she also taught courses in special education and managing academic and social behavior in the classroom. Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Indiana chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and again by the Inland Steel/Ryerson Foundation, Chickie-Wolfe was also named The Times 2008 Woman of Merit, received a Master Teacher Endowment, and spoke at the International School Psychology Association’s 2007 Colloquium in Tempere, Finland. In that same year, she received a grant to create and sponsor a junior historical society in her community for students in Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, which keeps her busy and maintains her involvement with students. She is the co-author of the book Fostering Independent Learning and co-authored a chapter in Best Practices in School Psychology V on study skills. She is the educational and behavioral consultant and speaker/trainer for Schoolhouse Treasures Ink, Inc. She earned her doctorate degree at George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Special Education and Human Development.

Through these varied experiences and with the love of her family and friends, Chickie-Wolfe has developed a teaching and personal philosophy that is positive, sensitive, and highly successful.

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